Destruction following a hurricane shows debris of a home.

Climate Displacement and Migration

Climate Justice

We are working to develop novel legal case theories on behalf of Our Children’s Trust to bring cases in jurisdictions worldwide on behalf of youth plaintiffs for human rights violations resulting from climate displacement.  These include, among others, impacts to peoples’ health, livelihood, education, property, and lives.  We are specifically developing case studies where climate displacement contributed to sexual and gender based violence.  Our goal is to contribute to the successful litigation against states, both national and subnational, whose failures to stem climate migration led to human rights violations.

Left: An aerial view of flooding in and around Jowhar town, Somalia, on November 12, 2013. Heavy rains in Somalia, coupled with recent disputes between clans, has resulted in over four thousand IDPs seeking shelter at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military base near the town of Jowhar, with more arriving daily. Photo by Tobin Jones / AMISOM.

An aerial view of flooding next to a town.